Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation

Secretaries of State


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Twenty-Sixth Ministry

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Liberal 1
4 Nov. 1993 - 11 Dec. 2003

Prime Minister
Right Honourable Jean Chrétien

Secretaries of State 2
NOT OF THE CABINET
Position Title
NameService Date /
Termination Date
Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)
Hon. Raymond Chan 3 4 Nov. 1993 - 8 Jan. 2001

Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)
Hon. Douglas Peters 4 4 Nov. 1993 - 10 June 1997

Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa)
Hon. Christine Stewart 5 4 Nov. 1993 - 10 June 1997

Secretary of State (Multiculturalism)(Status of Women)
Hon. Sheila Finestone 6 4 Nov. 1993 - 24 Jan. 1996

Secretary of State (Parliamentary Affairs)
Hon. Fernand Robichaud 7 4 Nov. 1993 - 14 Sept. 1994

Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)
Hon. Jon Gerrard 8 4 Nov. 1993 - 24 Jan. 1996

Secretary of State (Training and Youth)
Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew 9 4 Nov. 1993 - 10 June 1997

Secretary of State (Veterans)
Hon. Lawrence MacAulay 10 4 Nov. 1993 - 24 Jan. 1996

Secretary of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food)(Fisheries and Oceans)
Hon. Fernand Robichaud 11 15 Sept. 1994 - 10 June 1997

Secretary of State (Parliamentary Affairs)
Hon. Alfonso Gagliano 12 15 Sept. 1994 - 24 Jan. 1996

Secretary of State (Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec)
Hon. Martin Cauchon 13 25 Jan. 1996 - 14 Jan. 2002

Secretary of State (Multiculturalism)(Status of Women)
Hon. Hedy Fry 14 25 Jan. 1996 - 27 Jan. 2002

Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)(Western Economic Diversification)
Hon. Jon Gerrard 15 25 Jan. 1996 - 10 June 1997

Secretary of State (Veterans)(Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
Hon. Lawrence MacAulay 16 25 Jan. 1996 - 10 June 1997

Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
Hon. Fred J. Mifflin 11 June 1997 - 2 Aug. 1999

Secretary of State (Children and Youth)
Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew 17 11 June 1997 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)
Hon. James Scott Peterson 18 11 June 1997 - 14 Jan. 2002

Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa)
Hon. David Kilgour 19 11 June 1997 - 14 Jan. 2002

Secretary of State (Parks)
Hon. Andrew Mitchell 20 11 June 1997 - 2 Aug. 1999

Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)(Western Economic Diversification)
Hon. Ronald J. Duhamel 21 11 June 1997 - 2 Aug. 1999

Secretary of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food)(Fisheries and Oceans)
Hon. Gilbert Normand 22 18 June 1997 - 2 Aug. 1999

Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)
Hon. Denis Coderre 23 3 Aug. 1999 - 14 Jan. 2002

Secretary of State (Rural Development)(Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)
Hon. Andrew Mitchell 24 3 Aug. 1999 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification)(Francophonie)
Hon. Ronald J. Duhamel 25 3 Aug. 1999 - 14 Jan. 2002

Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)
Hon. Gilbert Normand 26 3 Aug. 1999 - 14 Jan. 2002

Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
Hon. George Baker 27 3 Aug. 1999 - 16 Oct. 2000

Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)
Hon. Rey Pagtakhan 28 9 Jan. 2001 - 14 Jan. 2002

Secretary of State (Multiculturalism)(Status of Women)
Hon. Claudette Bradshaw 29 28 Jan. 2002 - 25 May 2002

Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)
Hon. David Kilgour 30 15 Jan. 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)
Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua 31 15 Jan. 2002 - 25 May 2002

Secretary of State (Amateur Sport and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons)
Paul DeVillers 32 15 Jan. 2002 - 17 June 2003

Secretary of State (Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East)
Hon. Gar Knutson 33 15 Jan. 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa)(Francophonie)
Hon. Denis Paradis 34 15 Jan. 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)
Hon. Claude Drouin 35 15 Jan. 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)
Hon. John McCallum 36 15 Jan. 2002 - 25 May 2002

Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification)(Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
Hon. Stephen Owen 37 15 Jan. 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)
Hon. Rey Pagtakhan 38 26 May 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)
Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua 39 26 May 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (Multiculturalism)(Status of Women)
Hon. Jean Augustine 40 26 May 2002 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (Selected Crown Corporations)
Hon. Steven W. Mahoney 41 11 April 2003 - 11 Dec. 2003

Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Hon. Paul DeVillers 42 17 June 2003 - 11 Dec. 2003

Footnotes

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    SECRETARIES OF STATE

    Prime Minister Chrétien announced the formation of his Cabinet on November 4, 1993. The new position of Secretary of State was created to provide additional support to Cabinet Ministers and to the Government as a whole in meeting the objectives set out by the Prime Minister.

    Secretaries of State are sworn to the Privy Council and are members of the Ministry. As such, they are bound by collective responsibility. They are not, however, members of the Cabinet. Secretaries of State are assigned to assist Cabinet Ministers in specific areas within their portfolios.

    Secretaries of State are paid 75% of a Cabinet Minister's salary. For legal purposes, the Secretaries of State are formally appointed as Ministers of State to Assist.


  • [1] After the defeat of the Government in the general election of October 25, 1993, Campbell formally tendered her resignation on November 4, 1993. On the same day the Twenty-Sixth Ministry took office. It was composed of 22 Cabinet Ministers and eight Secretaries of State who, although part of the Ministry, were not members of Cabinet.
  • [2] For legal purposes, the Secretaries of State were formally appointed as Ministers of State to assist Cabinet Ministers in specific areas within their portfolios.
  • [3] Chan was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-1916 of November 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Asia Pacific), to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [4] Peters was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-1918 of November 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions), to assist the Minister of Finance.
  • [5] Stewart was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-1915 of November 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa), to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [6] Finestone was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-1911 of November 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Multiculturalism)(Status of Women), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [7] Robichaud was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-1912 of November 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Parliamentary Affairs), to assist the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Solicitor General of Canada.
  • [8] Gerrard was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-1917 of November 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development), to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [9] Blondin-Andrew was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-1913 of November 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Training and Youth), to assist the Minister of Human Resources Development.
  • [10] MacAulay was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1993-1914 of November 4, 1993, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Veterans), to assist the Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairs.
  • [11] Robichaud was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1994-1558 of September 15, 1994, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food, Fisheries and Oceans), to assist the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
  • [12] Gagliano was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1994-1557 of September 15, 1994, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Parliamentary Affairs), to assist the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Solicitor General of Canada. He was also given the title of Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
  • [13] Cauchon was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1996-117 of January 25, 1996, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec), to assist the Minister of Industry in the carrying out of his responsibilities. The Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec was replaced with Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec by Order in Council P.C. 1998-183 of February 13, 1998.
  • [14] Fry was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1996-118 of January 25, 1996, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women), to assist the Minister of Communications and Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship.
  • [15] Gerrard was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1996-116 of January 25, 1996, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development) (Western Economic Diversification), to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [16] MacAulay was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1996-115 of January 25, 1996, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Veterans) (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), to assist the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Minister of Industry.
  • [17] Blondin-Andrew was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1997-815 of June 11, 1997, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Children and Youth), to assist the Minister of Human Resources Development.
  • [18] Peterson was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1997-817 of June 11, 1997, a Minister of State to be known as Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions), to assist the Minister of Finance.
  • [19] Kilgour was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1997-816 of June 11, 1997, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa) to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [20] Mitchell was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1997-819 of June 11, 1997, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Parks), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [21] Duhamel was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1997-818 of June 11, 1997, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development) (Western Economic Diversification), to assist the Minister of Industry and the Minister of Western Economic Diversification.
  • [22] Normand was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1997-832 of June 18, 1997, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food) (Fisheries and Oceans), to assist the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
  • [23] Coderre was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1999-1450 of August 3, 1999, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Amateur Sport), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [24] Mitchell was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1999-1448 of August 3, 1999, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario), to assist the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Minister of Industry.
  • [25] Duhamel was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1999-1451 of August 3, 1999, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Francophonie), to assist the Minister of Western Economic Diversification and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [26] Normand was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1999-1446 of August 3, 1999, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development), to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [27] Baker was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1999-1449 of August 3, 1999, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), to assist the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
  • [28] Pagtakhan was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2001-3 of January 9, 2001, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Asia Pacific), to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [29] Bradshaw was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-16 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [30] Kilgour was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-13 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific), to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [31] Bevilacqua was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-24 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development), to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [32] DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-26 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
  • [33] Knutson was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-10 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Central and Eastern Europe and Middle-East), to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [34] Paradis was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-15 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa) (Francophonie), to assist the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • [35] Drouin was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-14 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [36] McCallum was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-25 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions), to assist the Minister of Finance.
  • [37] Owen was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-12 of January 15, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), to assist the Minister of Western Economic Diversification and the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
  • [38] Pagtakhan was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-885 of May 26, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development), to assist the Minister of Industry.
  • [39] Bevilacqua was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-886 of May 26, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions), to assist the Minister of Finance.
  • [40] Augustine was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2002-887 of May 26, 2002, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women), to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • [41] Mahoney was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-554 of April 11, 2003, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Selected Crown Corporations), to assist the Minister of Transport.
  • [42] DeVillers was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 2003-954 of June 17, 2003, a Minister of State, to be known as Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport) and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Minister of Health and the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.